Everyone has something peculiar they enjoy. Some hobby, some craft, some chore, some strange cuisine, some type of entertainment. Something. Weird. At least I think they do. Anyone who isn’t boring does, I guess.
I have a paper fetish. I’m infatuated with paper. I love combining colors and patterns into pleasing designs. When I scrapbook I create paper art with the addition of the faces I love. I always thought scrapbooking sounded so dorky, but then I tried it and couldn’t stop.
There is something about the physical cutting and physical placing of the paper that is intoxicating. I do not get this same rush from using digital software (though to be fair, I haven’t tried much out yet, other than adding the border and name to my pics below, so maybe that’s an addiction waiting to happen).
I cut apart magazine pieces and put them together into silly collages. It’s unlike scrapping in that I just find a few pictures that go together and create something out of what I have in front of me, instead of specifically choosing pictures or memories. I’m always on the lookout for books and magazines that contain pictures I can use for my art at garage sales. I think about creating more than I have actual time for my hobby, but either way, I am addicted to it. Not sure why.
“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares”. – Saul Bass
Here’s a small sampling of my collage art.
What oddball things do you love?